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Queen Mary's High School

Queen Mary's High School

Established in 1893, Queen Mary’s High School is a girls-only grammar school situated in Walsall, West Midlands. As a recognized academy, it caters to around 700 pupils distributed among four houses: Austen, Brontë, Eliot, and Shelley.

The school, guided by the motto Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful), is dedicated to shaping girls into respectful and responsible members of its vibrant community. Academic offerings are tailored to support students' development, allowing them to explore their strengths in various fields such as science, technology, mathematics, and languages.

Queen Mary’s High places a strong emphasis on extracurricular activities, exchanges, trips, and enrichment programs. Students are encouraged to engage in in-house competitions, join clubs and societies spanning from choir, drama, orchestra, and coding to Mandarin, football, cricket, and engineering.

The school prioritizes the well-being of individuals and their emotions, recognizing their significance in the learning process. The pastoral care system is designed to meet individual needs comprehensively, with staff readily available to strengthen the community spirit that permeates school life.

Having received an Outstanding rating from Ofsted, Queen Mary’s High stands out for its exemplary standards of conduct and learning. The recent GCSE results, with 84% of all grades at 9-7, affirm the school's strong reputation as a sought-after educational institution where a truly holistic approach underscores the goal-oriented ethos.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar
West Midlands

No Catchment Area

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5 applicants for every place
Queen Mary's High School, Upper Forster Street, Walsall, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
The 11 Plus Exam format for Queen Mary’s High School is created by GL. All Grammar Schools in the West Midlands utilize the same 11 plus exam. The structure of the exam is outlined as follows:

Paper 1: This is a one-hour examination that encompasses English, Verbal Reasoning, Maths, and Non-Verbal/Spatial Reasoning sections. All questions are presented in a multiple-choice format, with an untimed practice section at the outset of each section.

Paper 2: Also lasting one hour, this paper includes sections on English, Verbal Reasoning, Maths, and Non-Verbal/Spatial Reasoning. Similar to Paper 1, all questions are in a multiple-choice format, and there is an untimed practice section at the beginning of each segment.

The admission test for Queen Mary’s High School will be administered by the Consortium of grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall, and Wolverhampton, which is a component of the broader West Midlands Grammar Schools partnership. The West Midlands Grammar Schools 11+ examination comprises two papers, each with a duration of approximately 50-60 minutes, encompassing time for instructions and sample questions. The papers encompass the following areas:

- English Comprehension

- Verbal Reasoning

- Mathematics

- Non-Verbal + Spatial Reasoning

The English Comprehension paper evaluates comprehension skills, including inference, with no writing component.

The Verbal Reasoning segment of the exam evaluates logical thinking, proficiency in the English language, and vocabulary usage.

The Mathematics paper assesses problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, featuring questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra, and statistics.

The examination also includes sections on Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning, both designed to assess logic and intelligence.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
May 2024
June 2024

You will receive the results either through email, an online link, or a letter dispatched via first-class post.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics & Non-Verbal Reasoning).  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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